ABRY Partners

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ABRY Partners
Private Ownership, Limited liability company
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1989 by Andrew Banks and Royce Yudkoff
Headquarters 888 Boylston
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Products Investments, private equity funds
Total assets $12.0 billion
Number of employees
Website www.ABRY.com

ABRY Partners is a private equity firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts that focuses on investments in media. Since 1989, the firm has completed over $62.0 billion of leveraged transactions and other private equity and mezzanine investments, representing investments in more than 550 properties.


Current and previous areas of investment include cable television, publishing, radio and television broadcasting, and other media and communications sectors.[1]

Previous ABRY logo, in use through 2010

Notable past, present, and future investments include Act III Broadcasting, Cygnus Business Media, Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Muzak Holdings, Legendary Pictures, Consolidated Theatres, F+W Media, Language Line, Citadel Broadcasting, Monitronics and RCN Corporation.

Senior Investment Professionals at ABRY include: Andrew Banks, Royce Yudkoff, Peggy Koenig, Jay Grossman, Erik Brooks, Peni Garber, and John Hunt.[2]

In October 2010, ABRY Partners acquisition of Outsourced staffing provider 'Comforce Corp' (CFS) for $84.8 million.[3]

In August 2015 ICANN President/CEO Fadi Chehadé announced that, after his term ends, he will take the position of Senior Advisor on Digital Strategy for ABRY.[4]

The company's name derives from the initials of its two founders, Andrew Banks and Royce Yudkoff.[5]

Selected Investments[edit]

Notable past investments include Cygnus Business Media, F+W Media, Muzak Holdings, Legendary Pictures, Consolidated Theatres and Citadel Broadcasting. In addition, Abry has invested in Act III Broadcasting,[6] Atlantic Broadband,[7] B&H Education[8] Kidz Bop,[9] Nexstar Broadcasting Group,[10] and Thomsons Online Benefits[11]


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